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Which pump?

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Tomm95, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Tomm95

    Tomm95 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm 20 and have been type 1 for 3 years. I'm applying for a pump atm so would be good know which one to go for. If you've got personal experience with a good one I'd appreciate the advice
     
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    Mdadds Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Tomm95 I got a pump 1 year ago and it has changed my life, the pump I got is Medtronic 640 it is water proof so can go in the sea and swimming pool without worrying about it.it can be easily remove and put back again, I wear it at the gym and the steam room no problem.
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Tomm95 the first step is really to find out what pumps are supported at your clinic. There's not a lot of point in getting recommendations for pumps that won't actually be available to you should your pump application be successful. So ask your clinic what pumps they offer.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    If your UK based you might be given the choice of 3 to choose from, as @catapillar says try and find out which pumps your clinic supports. Best wishes and good luck with getting the approval :)
     
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    Amy993 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am going on an omnipod in 2 weeks time. Am currently on a saline filled pod, as a practice to get used to it. I like it already as its completely waterproof and tubeless.
     
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    Emelliott_ Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi @Tomm95 I've been on a few different pumps and I would say that either the Medtronic or the accu chek Aviva insight were my favourite, some of the others I found were just really clunky and awkward, the Medtronic was really nice and easy to use
    Good luck
     
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    paulliljeros Other · Well-Known Member

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    It's worth listing down a few of the reasons you want a pump, simply as they will help steer you towards the most appropriate pump of those available. Also, consider buying the book "Pumping Insulin". The first 5 or 6 chapters are worth reading in advance, as they also give a good insight into what you should do to prepare, what questions you should be asking, and what you need to consider. Good luck, I hope all goes well.
     
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